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Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) - A Study Guide for Men

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Celebrate Purity

Overcoming lust is a process that requires diligent focus and accountability from others, and these in-depth guides help establish both. They’re designed for a variety of settings, from one-on-one accountability partnerships to Sunday school classes. Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) made the statement that lust is a human problem (not just a guy problem)
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 15th 2005 by Multnomah (first published June 18th 2004)
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Nathan Schneider
Nov 09, 2015 Nathan Schneider rated it it was amazing
Shelves: student-ministry
Super helpful study around the issue of lust/ purity. Harris stresses the good gift of sex, the grace of God, and the need for purity in this issue. He is very practical while at the same time avoiding the all-too common assumption that all you to win in this area is more boundaries (although part of it). "God never calls us to sacrifice as an end in itself, but only through sacrifice on the way to great joy."
Youssef Selwanis
Apr 13, 2016 Youssef Selwanis rated it it was amazing
الكتاب اكثر من رائع ومتوازن جدا يوضح الفرق الغير واضح للكثيرين بسبب الميديا بين الشهوه المرفوضه تماما من الله وبين الجنس الذى هو عطيه من الله
الكتاب يناقش دور النعمه فى التغلب على الشهوه كما يناقش بطرق عمليه جدا مداخل الشهوه وكيف نقدر ان نقف ضدها
يناقش الكتاب صور الشهوه المختلفه الغير واضحه لكثيرين ويبين الفرق فى الشهوه بين الرجل والمرأه وكيف اننا جميعا نحتاج ان نقاوم الشهوه ونتمسك بالمتعه الحقيقيه التى يريد الله لنا ان نحيا فيها
يوضح الكتاب خطه الله للجنس والمتعه الحقيقيه التى يريد الله لنا ان نتم
Brent Soderstrum
Mar 18, 2009 Brent Soderstrum rated it really liked it
My review goes to the book itself, not the study guide. The book itself doesn't register on goodreads. Not a good sign.

I have enjoyed Harris' other books. This one deals with one of my most formidable opponent-Lust. It never satisfies despite our pursuit and the dumb things we do as a result of it. God has better things planned for us-sex in a marriage.

I also like how Harris emphasises that christian men seem to gauge their relationship with God on how often they masterrubate. Mastrubation is a
Philip Meinel
Jul 05, 2014 Philip Meinel rated it it was amazing
Joshua Harris addresses the main issues associated with lust that we all face on a daily basis. This is a good read for youth, parents, and personal application of God's word. The same truths and advice could be used for battling addictions, or simply maintaining purity (like that's simple!). Married couples would also benefit from understanding the gift of sex in marriage. God wants you to have fun! And marriage is the secure union that allows for the most amazing fun I've ever experienced.
Dec 11, 2012 Trixie rated it really liked it
An informative book regarding to guarding your mind, soul, body, and eyes. It points out what exactly one is struggling with and why. I am a female and was able to see the issue and problem. It had good insight about the issue of lust a many ways we as Christians can overcome it and although there is no solution there should be limitations and arduous discipline. Over all a very easy and useful read. I enjoyed it.
Emmett Major
May 10, 2014 Emmett Major rated it it was amazing
Certainly helps make clear what God's standard is regarding sex for the single and the married. Also provides some practical guidance about things you can do to help stop..well, bad habits. I recommend it for anyone really trying to do better in this area of their life.
Feb 12, 2014 Kendra rated it liked it
Shelves: christian
Although I didn't read this in its entirety (more of a heavy skim), it had good thoughts and practical ideas for any person (male of female)caught in the trap of lust. Seems to focus more on heart issues leading to masturbation rather than heart issues leading to fornication.
Ann Dowd
Aug 31, 2012 Ann Dowd is currently reading it
Reading this with my husband, although the copy we have doesn't say it is for men. Wanting to communicate a helpful, responsible, God-centered view on this to our boys.
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Joshua Harris lives outside Washington, D.C., in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he's a pastor at Covenant Life Church. His greatest passion is preaching the gospel and calling his generation to wholehearted devotion to God. Each January he leads a national conference for singles called New Attitude.
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